Lima Climate News Update

Cover of Lima Climate News Updates

About this publication

This is a collection of 33 News Updates prepared by the Third World Network for and during the recent United Nations Climate Change Talks – the twentieth session of the Conference of the
Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP20), the tenth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 10), the forty-first sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 41) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 41), and the seventh part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-7) – in Lima, Peru, from 1 to 12 December 2014.


  1. What to Expect at the Lima Climate Conference
  2. UNFCCC COP Begins in Lima with Outline of Expectations
  3. China to Remain in LMDC and General Developing Country Grouping
  4. Parties Present Views at the COP and CMP Plenary
  5. Parties Present Views at the SBSTA and SBI Opening Plenary
  6. ADP: Developing Countries Demand Party-driven Text-based Negotiations
  7. SBSTA: No Agreement on Role of Markets; Mandate Questioned
  8. ADP: Crisis over Method of Work on Draft Decision Text
  9. SBSTA: REDD+ Safeguards Standoff, Support for Alternative Non-market-based Approaches
  10. CMP: Informal Consultations by COP Presidency on Way Forward for ‘Revisit Mechanism’
  11. ADP: Differentiation, Loss and Damage Key Sticking Points in Adaptation
  12. ADP: African Group Submits Proposal on ‘Finance’ as Basis for Negotiations
  13. ADP: Agreement Reached on Way Forward on Lima Draft Decision
  14. CMP: No Agreement on ‘Revisit Mechanism’ Contact Group to Increase Annex I Ambition
  15. COP: Proposals to Amend the UNFCCC
  16. ADP: Parties Divided over African Group’s Finance Proposal Versus Co-chairs’ Non-paper
  17. ADP: Revised Documents and Compilation of Parties’ Inputs Released
  18. SBSTA: Lima Session Closes with Outstanding Issues
  19. COP/CMP: Many Decisions Reached, Focus Grows on 2015 Agreement
  20. Developing Country Leaders Call for Urgency of Action and Comprehensive 2015 Agreement 5621.
  21. Finance Pledges Far from Adequate, Public Finance Key, Says South
  22. ADP: Contact Group Suspended, G77 and China to Propose Way Forward
  23. ADP: Parties to Negotiate New Draft Decision Text on Final Day
  24. COP20 Concludes with Decision, After Day of Drama
  25. SBSTA: No Resolution on Market Approaches Talks
  26. ‘Common But Differentiated Responsibilities’ Principle Restored in COP 20 Decision
  27. Comments on the Lima COP20 Decision on the Durban Platform
  28. COP 20 Adopts Decision on Finance, Loss and Damage Mechanism and Other Issues
  29. CMP 10 Grapples with Issues over Kyoto Protocol’s Second Commitment Period
  30. ADP: Developing Countries Cite Reasons for Rejection of Co-chairs’ Text
  31. Impasse over Institutional Arrangements for Response Measures
  32. Ministers Present Their Views on the 2015 Paris Agreement
  33. Divisions on Safeguards Remain on REDD-plus; No Outcome in Lima


Durban, REDD+ Climate Change

Climate News Updates December 2014


by Meena Raman, Indrajit Bose
edited by Third World Network
January 2015